Divided the British law into four volumes and themes.
Divine Rights of Kings
A theory that those of royal birth have a "divine right" to rule.
English Bill of Rights (1689)
William and Mary signed this to become English monarchs.
Laws of Nature
The laws of God concerning creation as quoted in the Bible.
Government is necessary to give people peace and security.
He defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal.
Magna Carta (1215)
Stated restrictions to the Kings power and granted Barons rights.
Charles de Montesquieu
Defined the principle of separation of powers.
Moses (Judeo-Christian Biblical Law)
This regulated almost every aspect of Jewish life.
Petition of Right (1628)
Barred arresting or punishment without cause.
Social Contract (1743)
A belief that government should act for the good of all people.
Two Treatises of Government
Essay rejecting monarchs have a "divine right" to rule.
Rights that are a gift from the creator to the individual.